With its abundance of style icons – think Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor – the 50s gave us a lot for which we could be grateful on the fashion front. From Christian Dior's laced waist, his hyper-feminine elegance and a whole lot of gingham prints, one can say with certainty that the influence of the 50s casts a fabulously long shadow. While some key looks are instantly recognizable as coming straight from the time the word "teenager" and rock & roll born culture were coined, others may be surprising.
Cropped denim for example? A classic Audrey Hepburn look. Then there is the bandeau bikini made famous by Brigitte Bardot in Cannes and the beach accessories from 2018 that were first introduced by Alfred Hitchcock's over-glamorous movie stars – Grace Kelly. Fascinated? Keep scrolling and browse through our gallery of the most famous 50s outfits we all still wear today.
Next up is the characteristic Princess Diana outfit that has just become relevant again.
This post was originally published on Who What Wear UK.
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